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A Descriptive study was conducted to assess the prevalence of high risk pregnancy among the antenatal mothers and to find their association with selected demographic variables. The study was conducted among 100 antenatal mothers chosen by Convenience sampling technique in Obstetrics and GynaecologicalOutPatient Department, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Kanchipuram district, India. Modified Hobel’s high risk pregnancy risk assessment scale was used .The study reveals that 55% of the antenatal mothers have low risk, 20% of the mothers have moderate risk and 25% of the mothers were of high risk Pregnancy status. The mean value of Low risk, Moderate risk and High risk pregnancies are 1.58, 7.10 and 17.81 and their standard deviations are 1.81, 1.51 and 7.95 respectively. The findings shows that age, education, occupation and family income of antenatal mothers has significant association with the prevalence of high risk pregnancy.
[Kalaivani.S, Saradhambal. M and Revathy. D (2016); PREVALENCE OF HIGH RISK PREGNANCY - A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 4 (Sep). 1220-1224] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/1605
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/1605
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